Vermont Lottery General Information
The Vermont Lottery plays three tri-state games - Pick 3 (with midday and evening draws), Pick 4
(with midday and evening draws), and Megabucks Plus.
Also, three multiple-state games - Powerball, Mega Millions, and Hot Lotto; plus, the recently launched New England States' game, Lucky for Life.
Compared to other states, the Vermont Lottery offers one of the highest variety of lottery games.
There is no information on how Vermont lottery numbers are drawn.
This page is a quick reference, or a summary of the most relevant information contained in the Vermont Lottery
web site. Links to details are provided for more pertinent information.
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Vermont Lotteries Drawing Days and Times
The following table lists the drawing schedule of all Vermont lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Time|
|Pick 3 Day||Everyday||1 p.m|
|Pick 3 Evening||Everyday||6:50 p.m|
|Pick 4 Day||Everyday||1 p.m|
|Pick 4 Evening||Everyday||6:50 p.m|
|Megabucks Plus||Wednesday and Saturday||8 p.m.|
|Powerball||Wednesday and Saturday||11 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday and Friday||11 p.m|
|Hot Lotto||Wednesday and Saturday||10:40 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||Monday and Thursday||10:38 p.m|
Vermont Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds
The following is a compact summary of each Vermont lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top
prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.
|Game||How to Play||Top Prize||Top Prize Odds|
|Pick 3||Select 3-digits 000 to 999||$500||1 in 1,000|
|Pick 4||Select 4-digits 0000 to 9999||$5,000||1 in 10,000|
|Megabucks Plus||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 41 |
+ 1 number, 1 through 6
| 1 in 4,496,388|
|Powerball||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 59 |
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 35
|1 in 175,223,510|
|Mega Millions||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 56 |
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
|1 in 175,711,536|
|Hot Lotto||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 39 |
+ 1 Hot Ball number, 1 through 19
|1 in 10,939,383|
|Lucky for Life||Select 5 numbers from 1 to 40 |
+ 1 Lucky Ball, 1 to 21
|$1,000 a day for life|
|1 in 13,818,168|
Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins.
Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the
number of winners.
Vermont Lottery General Rules and Regulations
The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the Vermont lottery games.
- Vermont Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older.
- The Vermont State Lottery cannot be purchsed over the internet. However, you may purchase a Megabucks Plus subscription through the mail as long as you have a Vermont mailing address.
- The ticket, not the playslip, shall be the only valid proof of the selections made and the only valid instrument for claiming a prize.
- The Vermont Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets and cannot pay a prize without a valid winning ticket. As a
bearer instrument, a lottery ticket claim can be filed by anyone in possession of the ticket. That's why, if you win, it's
important to protect yourself by signing your name and filling out all the information on the back of your winning ticket.
- For further information, please see: Vermont Lottery FAQ page.
Claiming Prizes of the Vermont Lottery
Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any Vermont lottery,
- Vermont Lottery players have 365 days from the draw date to claim their prize. Expired, unclaimed prize money for Vermont Lottery games goes back to players in the form of prizes.
- You may claim prizes in person or by mail. See how to claim Vermont Lottery prizes by mail.
- All Vermont Lottery agents are required to pay prizes of up to $499.
- Vermont People's United Banks can pay prizes of $500 to $5,000.
- Vermont Lottery Commission Headquarters in Berlin can pay winning Vermont Lottery tickets of any value, either in person or through the mail.
a valid form of a government issued identification card.
- The Vermont Lottery withholds Federal and State taxes for any prize valued over $5,000. You will receive a W-2G Form (Certain Gambling Winnings) from
the Vermont Lottery for any prize valued at $600 or more.
For further information and for procedures on how to claim your prize by mail, please see the
Vermont lottery FAQ page.
Where do the Vermont Lottery profits go?
All profits of the Vermont Lottery go to Vermont Education Fund .
More information can be found at: here
Information on Each Vermont Lottery Game
Further information on each Vermont lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on
this site at the following pages.
US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the Vermont Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts
extracted from Vermont Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online
tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.
Lucky for Life